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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

zlives Re:Good (126 comments)

i guess they are tired of paying lawyer fees to pretend to fight the usgov

2 days ago
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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

zlives Re:PHONES YOU IDIOTS (130 comments)

not true, also you can turn off /leave behind your cell phone.

2 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

zlives BB repeat? (502 comments)

wonder if India and UAE will now ban apple

3 days ago
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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

zlives Re:You mean... (239 comments)

you mean 4Mb down is not enough for you video and voice streaming for the whole family?

5 days ago
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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

zlives FTL (180 comments)

I am just glad that the governments are still respecting the FTL weapons ban.

about a week ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

zlives Re:Spoilers (131 comments)

i see this as an opportunity to finally talk about the ISP monopolies. let the BW games begin.
I for one welcome my google fiber overlords?

about a week ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

zlives Re:Now they Ignore It (131 comments)

no i think they will print them out and then hold giant petition burning gatherings.

about a week ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

zlives Re:Kickstarter's Problem (215 comments)

"legally obligated to provide it to you", but isn't that an agreement between you and KS or between KS and fundseeker. There is no "contract" between fundseeker and you. at least that's what i get or don't get.
I am signing on to KS based on their provision that I am able to get refunded, other wise i wouldn't... right I could always just fund the fundseeker without going through KS ( or throw my money out the window as it were)

about two weeks ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

zlives Re:Voltaire (441 comments)

i think he forgot to tag his life with a "satire" tag

about three weeks ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

zlives Re:Sue the bastards (441 comments)

this just in we can no longer afford freedoms, i think that has something to do with gay marriage or taliban, on or the other

about three weeks ago
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NATO Set To Ratify Joint Defense For Cyberattacks

zlives Re:Meanwhile in the Ukraine... (34 comments)

waiting for that movie to come out, justin bieber as putin :)

about three weeks ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

zlives Re:Elephant in the room (181 comments)

yes back then I couldn't afford a computer or memory upgrade :)

about three weeks ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

zlives Re:The 3 year cycle... (181 comments)

please check out StarCItizen. if it's to your taste... you will upgrade

about three weeks ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

zlives Re:Elephant in the room (181 comments)

your lawn is too new, i paid close to 200/mb

about three weeks ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

zlives Re:*drool* (181 comments)

haha i am still using mine though soon i will succumb to starcitizen and an upgrade

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

zlives blackberry (635 comments)

yup still got my torch and its magnificent 3g speeds (in cell phone terms... its old i think)

about three weeks ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

zlives Re:Broadwell (181 comments)

if you can wait then you should always wait for new tech

about three weeks ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

zlives Re:Unintended Consequences (233 comments)

wonder how much the recyclers will pay for a bricked vs non bricked phone.... i am guessing the same

about a month ago

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Face Book buying Occulus rift

zlives zlives writes  |  about 6 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "i mean there is a shining example of trying to polishing a dead turd.

"Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).""

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Tesla updates Model S software as a precaution against unsafe charging

zlives zlives writes  |  about 9 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Tesla Motors has maintained that the most recent fire involving one of its Model S electric vehicles isn't the result of a vehicle or battery malfunction, but the company is still addressing the situation with a software fix, according to Green Car Reports. The California-based automaker has added a software function that automatically reduces the charge current by about 25 percent when power from the charging source fluctuates outside of a certain range, Green Car Reports says, citing the Twitter feed from an Apple employee, @ddenboer, who owns a Model S. You can read the text of the update below."
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From the horses mouth: Shell predicts the future

zlives zlives writes  |  about 10 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Oil company predicts gas-powered cars will be 'nearly' gone by 2070 [w/video]

By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and the other "Oceans."

The two scenarios have some things in common: the idea of a world population at nine billion by 2050, increased prosperity and global energy demand. Given those situations, what's the world going to come to? No one knows for sure, but here are Shell's guesses, in short:

You can get the full 48-page PDF http://s01.static-shell.com/content/dam/shell-new/local/corporate/Scenarios/Downloads/Scenarios_newdoc.pdf and see a short video below. A key prediction comes on page 20, in a section called "A Changing Transportation Infrastructure." The long-term view is that:"

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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Timing To Less Than Federal Guidelines - Red Light

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes ""Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities, with 52.5 percent of the revenue going to the state. The rest is divided by cities, counties, and the camera companies. In 2013, the cameras are on pace to generate $120 million."

I wonder what the camera company cut is?"

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Assasin's Creed Patrice Desilets fired, intends to 'fight Ubisoft vigorously'

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Assassin's Creed creator and game designer Patrice Desilets has been fired by Ubisoft, Desilets told Polygon today.
"Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft," Desilets told Polygon. "I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings.""

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headlights that make rain invisible

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "According to CNET, the headlight uses a camera housed within the headlight assembly to detect rain (and presumably snow or hail) as it falls, and then it uses a processor to anticipate the path of the rain. Finally, the actual light is created by a projector, which uses the information supplied by the processor to block out the pixels where the rain is expected to be. This technology, as you can see in the image above, should help improve visibility since there will be less light reflected back at the driver by raindrops."
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Audi Parks car in the parking lot automagically. at CES

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Installed on this Audi A7, Piloted Parking allows a driver to drop themselves off and have the car autonomously drive away on its own and find its own parking spot. The car can then later be retrieved by "calling" it back with a specially designed smartphone app."
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Successful Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment : 5days to go

zlives zlives writes  |  about 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Project Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making — and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back and that’s why we’re here — we need your help to make it a reality!

Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment."

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Back to the Future GTAIV style

zlives zlives writes  |  about 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "There are an abundance of modifications available for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, but few are excellent as the example found in the video below. A fan of both the car-thieving game series and the Back to the Future movie franchise managed to bring his two loves together by crafting a Marty McFly skin for game's Niko character. That's hardly impressive, but whipping up an accurate recreation of Doc Brown's time-travelling DeLorean DMC-12 in the game is something else entirely. YouTube user seedyrom34 has developed a detailed vehicle skin complete with an interior with a working flux capacitor."
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Ask Slashdot: Is droid/apps reading your emails

zlives zlives writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "I know there is no expectation of privacy with a gmail/hotmail/whatever.com email. However If you use a Droid/iPhone with Active-sync corp email. Apps and OS have the capability to read those emails? Does Google or Apple explicitly say that they do not? What kind of issues should I be aware of with 3rd party apps and AS email account containing HIPPA sensitive emails. Are there options to make this workable in a secure fashion... or should I dust off the old BB"

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